Monthly archives: August, 2010

Fruits of the Weekend

As promised here is a sample of some of what I have been working on over the last few days. I have been trying to improve line and form and actually understand how it works to be able to apply it to my life studies and works from imagination.

So far I feel I can find and block out the masses of the human body and work out other simple masses of the body also (such as the hands)

And as regards to line, a dark thick line can be used to denote shadow or a darker area (without shading) – line thickness also tends to make an area more “heavy set” and as such would not be found in abudance on softer more feminine form.

Lighter lines work conversely, giving finer or lighter areas. It is rare to see light thick lines as this tends to confuse the eye due its expectations.

Breaking lines can allow the drawing to “breath” – suggesting a line and or learning where the actually isn’t a line but a soft change of plane. Also breaks can be a good way to suggest a highlighted area.

I would like to note the above is what I “feel” I have learnt, if there is anything I have missed or things that you feel I may have gotten wrong I would love to hear your comments.

After my initial studies, I read about a method of studyin Bridgman which makes you think about the forms more by adding a third stage (blocking out the basic form, drawing the lines/planes, tonal representation) normall Bridgman only does “light” tonal representation. Also just I understand simply copying Bridgman will not bring as much understanding as I would like.

Anyway… enough rambling… here they are.

Oh and the link to that Bridgman method (some good drawings there too!)


Been a while.

Although its been ages since I have made a post, I haven’t given up on art or anything, just been so busy with preparing to move to Bournemouth and working flat out all week that I haven’t been able to do much other than anatomy studies. I am to produce studies of high enough quality to post on here later today, let see shall we?

P.s This is a link to a website which has helped me recently, has some very good tunes for getting “in the zone”. CLICK.